Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Meditation – Relax the body to relax the mind

Where:  White Lotus Divine Healing – 2607 Saint John’s St, Port Moody
When:   The last Thursday of the Month – June 28, July 26, August 30 (continuing series)
Time:     9:30 am – 10:45 am
Cost:     $19.00 + GST
Please register by phone – 604-937-5540 (space is limited)

19+ – Beginners Welcome
Please bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion or pillow, blanket and water bottle.  The store has chairs for those who would prefer a chair.

Meditation has been scientifically and medically linked to…
Easing stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain
Giving rise to improved relationships and productivity
Enhancing short-term memory and the ability to focus and concentrate.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Meditation
This type of meditation differs from a regular guided meditation as it targets and works to relax the body to relax the mind.  Regular guided meditation acts upon the mind to relax the body.

Sometimes beginners find it easier to stay mindful or present during a PMR meditation.

Throughout the meditation participants are asked to tighten and release different muscles starting at the top of their head and ending at the tips of their toes. Focusing on the muscles provides a purpose and helps to stop the mind from wondering.

Muscle Tension
We are energetic beings.  Our wellbeing depends on the unhindered flow of energy within the body.  When we are stressed our muscles tighten up and the flow of energy is restricted.  To open the energetic pathways within the body we must relax the body.

Although it sounds counterintuitive, an effective way to release muscle tension is to consciously create and then release it.  When we consciously create and release muscle tension within our own body, we are not only acknowledging that tension exists, we are creating a memory that we have the power to release the tension.  The choice is ours.  We are empowering ourselves.

Learn more about Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation
Blog – PMR Meditation